Blooming Pom Poms

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I've finally got round to trying out the pom pom makers I received for my birthday. I first saw them featured on Kirsty Allsopp's Crafty Christmas programme and instantly wanted my own.
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To make my pom pom flowers I chose 2 bulky yarns - lilac and cream.

By using a bulky yarn, the pom poms came together really quickly - though sharp scissors are a must!
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The pom poms came out almost perfect - just a few odd strands to trim.
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For the stem, I went in to the garden and found some twigs. I put a small amount of super glue on the end of each twig to secure it to the pom pom.
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These are great to dress a window or even as a centre piece for your Easter table this weekend.
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Spring around my neck

A crocheted flower necklace...
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These vibrant colours from Patons are just the thing for this springtime necklace.
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The pattern for the flowers can be found over at Attic24 - a great picture tutorial, ideal for beginners.

I used 3.5mm hook for the outer flowers and a 5mm hook for the centre flower.
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I joined the flowers together from behind using a whip stitch.

I then finished the piece by adding a pearl to the centre of each flower and a simple chain stitch - using the same yarn as the centre flower.
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